Local Authorities Are Prepared To Enforce Social Distancing

April 7, 2020

It was so nice outside Monday! People came out to enjoy the sun and warmer weather which is okay but only with practicing social distancing and unfortunately some were not.

In Monroe County we were doing pretty good with the stay at home order however, it looks like we’re starting to go against that order.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello told 13WHAM News an online cell phone tracker shows people across the county are now leaving their homes more. That means people are not social distancing like they should be and that is a problem as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most parks as of now are open in Monroe County but that will change and they will be closed if needed. If it has to go beyond that county officials are ready to implement stricter measures.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there will be pricer consequences for people not practicing social distancing. He said they will increase the maximum fine from $500 to $1000. He said “Nobody wants the money. We want the compliance. We are serious.”

Adam Bello did stress they have a task force currently working on a code inspection compliance that would allow them to “put more teeth into this, should it become necessary.” 

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